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Earl ColemanThere's Something About An Old Love ... LP
Xanadu, 1988. Near Mint- ... $6.99
with Ted Dunbar on guitar, Harris Simon on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Earl ColemanEarl Coleman & The Latin Love In ... LP
Worthy, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A Latin monster – and one of our favorite albums from the New York scene! The record is the only one we've ever seen from pianist Earl Coleman – and it's a groove-happy fiesta that's every bit Spanish Harlem at its best. Earl's piano is flowing and free, and the band grooves through tracks that dip, turn, and soar like some of the best hard-jamming numbers from Joe Cuba, Ray Barretto, or Joe Bataan from the time. Some tracks feature soulful English vocals, and the titles alone should give you the feel of the set – "Hippy Heaven", "Latin Love-In", "Banana-Loo", and "What You Gonna Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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Earl Hines with Roy Eldridge & Coleman HawkinsGrand Reunion ... LP
Limelight, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
Earl Hines leads a group that includes special guests like Roy Eldridge and Coleman Hawkins – and the material's a relatively traditional batch of tunes, done in Earl's classic piano style. The group performs an extended "Portrait Of Fats Waller", plus shorter tracks like "C Jam Blues", "Rosetta", and "Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove, in the extravagant gatefold cover, with booklet. Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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Earl Hines with Roy Eldridge & Coleman HawkinsGrand Reunion – Recorded Live At The Village Vanguard Vol 2 ... LP
Limelight, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Earl Hines leads a group that includes special guests like Roy Eldridge and Coleman Hawkins – and the material's a relatively traditional batch of tunes, done in Earl's classic piano style. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing in the booklet cover, with a cutout hole.)
 
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Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins (Jazz Kings) ... LP
Jazz Kings, 1955. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With Ernie Royal on trumpet, Eddie Bert on trombone, Earl Knight on piano and organ, Sidney Gross on guitar, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(60s issue. Cover has light wear and an index label and clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ VariousRCA Victor 80th Anniversary Vol 3 – 1940 to 1949 – The First Label In Jazz ... CD
RCA, 1940s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features music by Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, Sidney Bechet, the Metronome All Stars, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke & His 52nd Street Boys, Erroll Garner, Art Tatum, Earl Hines, and Oscar Peterson – 25 tracks in all. CD
(Cover has a light wear.)

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✨✧ Andy BeyShades Of Bey ... CD
Evidence, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic comeback moment for the great Andy Bey – a singer who did incredible work in the 60s and 70s – then disappeared from the recording scene for awhile! The set's a compelling batch of jazz vocal tracks that show Andy reinventing himself for a whole new generation of jazz listeners. The backing's by a nice small group that includes Gary Bartz on alto, with whom Andy recorded extensively in the 70s – and other players include Geri Allen on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. The album includes a haunting reworking of Nick Drake's amazing song "River Man", plus a version of Dori Caymmi's "Like A Lover", Monk's "Straight No Chaser", and the moody "Dark Shadows", which was a page from Earl Coleman's songbook. CD
 
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✨✧ Ornette ColemanArt Of The Improvisers ... CD
Atlantic, Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great lost work from Ornette Coleman – material recorded in New York and LA during the years 1959 through 1961 – never issued at the time, but pulled together in this wonderful package at the start of the 70s! Although not recorded as an official album, the record stands easily with the best Ornette had to offer at Atlantic Records – and all tracks here have that sense of sharpness, rhythm, and timing that made the Coleman combo one of the most exciting of the time. Players include Ornette on alto throughout, plus Don Cherry on trumpet and pocket trumpet, Ed Blackwell and Billy Higgins on drums, and Charlie Haden (mostly), Scott LaFaro, and Jimmy Garrison on bass. All tracks are originals by Ornette – and titles include "Moon Inhabitants", "The Fifth of Beethoven", "Circle with a Hole In the Middle", and "The Alchemy of Scott La Faro", featuring the great late bassist, Scott La Faro! The CD includes the bonus tracks "Music Always" and "Brings Goodness". CD

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Ornette ColemanFriends and Neighbors - Ornette Live At Prince Street ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
One of the most compelling albums we've ever heard from Ornette Coleman – and a set that's very different than some of his other work for different labels – particularly his better-known material for Blue Note and Atlantic! The album's got a righteous feel that's right up there in the best spirit of the Flying Dutchman label of the early 70s – a mode that's still on the far reaches of avant jazz that Ornette explored on earlier sessions – but which also has a warmer, almost more spiritual quality at times too. The core group features legendary partners Charlie Haden on bass, Dewey Redman on tenor, and Ed Blackwell on drums – but part of the record features an unnamed group of "Friends & Neighbors", who join in on the title cut with this collaborative spirit that really sets the tone for the whole record. Coleman plays trumpet and violin in addition to his usual alto sax – and titles include the mindblowing two part "Friends & Neighbors", plus "Let's Play", "Long Time No See", "Forgotten Songs", and "Tomorrow". CD

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Ornette ColemanOrnette On Tenor ... CD
Atlantic, 1962. Used ... $9.99
An early standout set from Ornette Coleman – and a record that features him blowing on tenor, instead of his usual alto – as you might guess from the title! In a way, Ornette's playing on tenor is almost freer than his alto work – a bit more open-ended and exploratory, stretching out strongly – yet still also hitting that great rhythmic groove that made his Atlantic albums so great – thanks to rhythm from Jimmy Garrison on bass and Ed Blackwell on drums. Don Cherry's in the group on pocket trumpet, and the tunes are as provocative as their titles – which include "Ecars", "Enfant", "Mapa", and "Cross Breeding". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ornette ColemanOrnette On Tenor (UK pressing) ... CD
WEA (UK), 1962. Used ... $6.99
An early standout set from Ornette Coleman – and a record that features him blowing on tenor, instead of his usual alto – as you might guess from the title! In a way, Ornette's playing on tenor is almost freer than his alto work – a bit more open-ended and exploratory, stretching out strongly – yet still also hitting that great rhythmic groove that made his Atlantic albums so great – thanks to rhythm from Jimmy Garrison on bass and Ed Blackwell on drums. Don Cherry's in the group on pocket trumpet, and the tunes are as provocative as their titles – which include "Ecars", "Enfant", "Mapa", and "Cross Breeding". CD

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Orchestra USA/John Lewis/Coleman HawkinsJazz Journey ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Features solos by John Lewis on piano and Coleman Hawkins on tenor – plus a bit of narration from Skitch Henderson. LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a Demonstration stamp on back and a small center split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanArt Of The Improvisers ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s/1970. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great lost work from Ornette Coleman – material recorded in New York and LA during the years 1959 through 1961 – never issued at the time, but pulled together in this wonderful package at the start of the 70s! Although not recorded as an official album, the record stands easily with the best Ornette had to offer at Atlantic Records – and all tracks here have that sense of sharpness, rhythm, and timing that made the Coleman combo one of the most exciting of the time. Players include Ornette on alto throughout, plus Don Cherry on trumpet and pocket trumpet, Ed Blackwell and Billy Higgins on drums, and Charlie Haden (mostly), Scott LaFaro, and Jimmy Garrison on bass. All tracks are originals by Ornette – and titles include "Moon Inhabitants", "The Fifth of Beethoven", "Circle with a Hole In the Middle", and "The Alchemy of Scott La Faro", featuring the great late bassist, Scott La Faro! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Jazzlore pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanChange Of The Century ... CD
Atlantic, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential stuff! This is one of Ornette Coleman's greatest albums – and it was recorded during a period when he just couldn't miss! The group features Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – working here with a lively dancing sound on the kit, one that works perfectly for Ornette's jaunty compositions. The chopped-up modal groove is in full effect here – making the record a treasure trove of angular, highly rhythmic numbers that are easily some of Coleman's best-remembered tunes! Titles include the classics "Ramblin" and "Una Muy Bonita" – performed in original early versions – plus "Free", "The Face Of The Bass", "Bird Food", and "Change Of The Century". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanThis Is Our Music ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A landmark in modern jazz – from the stark stares of the band on the cover, to the starkly haunting music in the grooves! The record makes a bold statement right from the outset – and more than lives up to its promise in the sound within – an amazing approach to modern jazz that's still quite powerful, even all these many years later! The group features Ornette Coleman on alto, Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums – moving at a fast, highly rhythmic pace that still leaves us breathless – filled with angles, but wrapped up in soul. The group make severe statements about the future of modern music in tracks like "Humpty Dumpty", "Beauty Is a Rare Thing", and "Kaleidoscope" – bouncing the efforts of the whole group off the beat, in a way that's both challenging and groove-heavy at the same time, a key summation of the genius of Ornette's early vision! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has light aging along the opening, in fantastic shape otherwise!)

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins & Lester YoungClassic Tenors (Doctor Jazz) ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1943. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Seminal tenor sounds from two giants of the instrument – served up here from a set of early 40s material that originally appeared on 78rpm discs! Coleman Hawkins dominates the set – sounding wonderful in small group material that shows just how much his style had evolved from the decade before – blowing deeply and beautifully on titles that include "The Man I Love", "Sweet Lorraine", "Crazy Rhythm", "Vododte", "Hawkins Barrel House", and "Stumpy". Lester Young blows on the rest of the album – showcasing that warm yet bold tenor style he'd perfected with Count Basie – on titles that include "Hello Babe", "Linger Awhile", "I Got Rhythm", and "I'm Fer It Too". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Charles BrackeenRhythm X – The Music Of Charles Brackeen (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The only album ever cut as a leader by tenor saxophonist Charles Brackeen during his early years – and a real standout in the catalog of the legendary Strata East label! The set's got an unusual history – in that it's part of the Dolphy Series, recorded before the label started by Clifford Jordan – as a way of giving a strong showcase to so many new ideas that were bursting in jazz during the late 60s! Here, Brackeen's tenor is set up with a trio of musicians most familiarly associated with Ornette Coleman – Don Cherry on trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums – a unit that's completely on fire, and freer than before – yet each graced with such strong individuality, every aspect of the record is a complete delight. Brackeen is amazing (why the hell didn't he record more like this at the time?) – but the bass, trumpet, and drums are all very distinct too – the perfect power of free improvisation when it's done right. Titles include "Rhythm X", "Hour Glass", "CB Blues", and "Charles Concept". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Bobby BradfordLove's Dream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Seminal sounds from cornet player Bobby Bradford – a date recorded in the UK in the early 70s, but with all the free-thinking and imaginative energy as his best sessions in LA! The group pits Bobby's horn against three young modernists – Trevor Watts on alto and soprano sax, Kent Carter on bass, and John Stevens on drums – all working in these long-flowing, very rhythmic numbers that lie somewhere between Bradford's work with John Carter, and the early 60s sound of Ornette Coleman. The alto/cornet interplay is especially nice – very mesmerizing over the course of the album's very long tracks – and Watts turns out to be a great musical partner for Bobby. Titles include "Love's Dream", "Coming On", and "Roswita's Dance". CD features bonus tracks ""She", "HM Louis 1", and an alternate take of "Coming On". CD

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Benny CarterAmericans Swinging In Paris – The King ... CD
EMI (France), Late 30s. Used ... $9.99
Early work by Benny Carter – rare recordings from visits to Paris, recorded in 1936, 1937, and 1938! The tunes are short and swinging, Benny on alto and trumpet, playing with both American and European players, in lineups that include Coleman Hawkins, Fletcher Allen, Bobby Martin, Alex Renard, Herman Chittison, Stephane Grappelli, and Willie Lewis. Titles include "All Of Me", "Stardust", "Just A Mood", "Crazy Rhythm", "Farewell Blues", and "Blue Light Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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John Carter & Bobby BradfordSelf Determination Music ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A landmark recording – one of a handful of early documents of the avant garde LA scene, featuring a nimble quartet headed up by the inventive frontline of John Carter on reeds and Bobby Bradford on trumpet, over the fluid rhythm team of Tom Williamson on bass and Chicago expatriate Bruz Freeman on drums! Carter and Bradford's energetic approach followed its own line of development, much in the way that other small cells of improvisers were developing their own take on the "new thing" in the post-Coltrane/Coleman environment of the late 60s and early 70s throughout the country. The compositions unfold in a way that implies both multi-linear improvisation and composed events, but blurs the line between the two, all the while played with a great deal of fire and few of the intellectual abstractions of other free players! Titles include "The Sunday Afternoon Jazz Blues Society", "The Eye Of The Storm", "Loneliness", and "Encounter". CD

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Sylvia DeSaylesBest Is Yet To Come ... LP
Regina, Early 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
Sylvia DeSayles is quite an unusual singer – one with a deeper voice than most of her contemporaries, and a way of putting over a tune from the toes upward! The style's a bit like Morgana King, but never as mellow – as Sylvia really seems to put a bit of force on some tracks. But the record's also a pretty strong one, thanks to backings from Peter Matz and Sy Oliver – both of whom set DeSayles up with styles that fall nicely in the reworked vocal territory of the early 60s – that legacy of Cy Coleman and other contemporaries that made things a bit groovier than before. Titles include "The Best Is Yet To Come", "Wild Is Love", "Strange", "It Amazes Me", "Warm Winter", "Don't Explain", "Maried I Can Always Get", and "I'll See You Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is shopworn, with some holes and tears.)

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✨✧ Johnny HartmanToday ... LP
Perception, 1972. Very Good ... $2.99
Perhaps not considered as classic as some of his earlier sides, this album recorded for Perception in the early 70s proves that Johnny was capable of stretching his bag, and not just a play-it-safe interpreter of syrupy ballads. Like a lot of the jazz recordings on Perception at the time (by the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Shirley Horn), this set's got an edge you wouldn't expect – with some very hip arrangements overall that really sound great – performed by a quartet that includes George Coleman on tenor and Herman Foster on piano. The set features interpretations of material that range from brilliant, to daring but off-track – and titles include "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Didn't We", "Summer Wind", and "Betcha By Golly Wow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear with a sticker down the center of the spine.)

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Fletcher HendersonLes Trompettes De Fletcher 1923 to 1941 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1920s/1930s/Early 40s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.99
A special set of music that focuses on the role of the legendary trumpeters who worked in the band of Fletcher Henderson – musicians who include Louis Armstrong, Rex Stewart, Bobby Stark, Roy Eldridge, Joe Smith, and Tommy Ladnier – all presented here with well-done remastering that offers up their performances with a vibrancy that maybe surpasses other collections of his music! The sonic shift is subtle – these sides never sound too clean or coldly processed – and there's a definite presence of the trumpets, which are sometimes lost in some of the older mixes – in recordings that also feature contributions from Coleman Hawkins on tenor, and vocals from both Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters. The 3CD collection is filled with gems from one of the most important groups in early jazz – 71 tracks in all, with notes in French and English. CD

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Charles MingusThree Or Four Shades Of Blues ... CD
Atlantic, 1977. Used ... $4.99
The three or four shades of the blues here are all pretty darn deep – as Charles Mingus is returning to the soulful gospel-influenced mode he swung big in the early 60s! The record's something of a later predecessor of the classics Blues & Roots for Atlantic and Mingus (x5) for Impulse – and the style is slightly less dramatic, but still quite steeped in soulful explorations that feature plenty of notes from the bluer side of the spectrum! Players include George Coleman and Ricky Ford on tenor, Jack Walrath on trumpet, and Larry Coryell on guitar – and titles include new takes on "Better Git Hit In Your Soul" and "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" – plus"Nobody Knows", "Noddin Ya Head Blues", and "Three Or Four Shades Of Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With John Coltrane ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1957/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
An interesting little LP that compiles alternate takes from Monk's classic album for Riverside – Monk's Music – the session that featured the unique twin tenor lineup of John Coltrane and Coleman Hawkins. The album features 4 different alternates of tunes from that set – "Nutty", "Epistrophy", "Functional", and "Off Minor" – plus 2 other tunes played by a quartet that features Monk, Coltrane, Wilbur Ware, and Shadow Wilson – on the tunes "Ruby My Dear" and "Trinkle Trinkle". A real odd one in the catalog, but with some great music! CD

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Phineas NewbornNewborn Touch (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1964. Used ... $6.99
The Newborn Touch is always a great one, but it sounds especially nice on this record – a set that seems to go even farther than any of Phineas' earlier trio sessions! There's an almost-ambitious sound to the record that we really like a lot – one that possibly comes from Newborn's choice of compositions for the set, a great bag of non-standard tunes from some of his west coast contemporaries – tracks penned by Ornette Coleman, Art Pepper, Hampton Hawes, Jimmy Woods, and others – some of which are decidedly more modern than the material that Newborn usually plays! There's a complexity here that's great – but one that still doesn't forget Newborn's down-home roots – and titles include "A Walkin Thing", "Be Deedle Dee Do", "The Blessing", "Diane", "Pazmuerte", "Hard To Find", and "Blue Daniel". CD

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Thing With Joe McPheeShe Knows ... CD
Hat Art/Ezz-Thetics (Switzerland), 2001. New Copy ... $16.99
An important early record from the Thing trio of reedman Mats Gustafsson – and one that already has the group taking off from their initial mandate of working with Don Cherry material, as Joe McPhee joins the group and really opens up their sound! McPhee echoes a bit of Cherry on pocket trumpet, but the performance is definitely in his own mode, and that special sonic space of Gustafsson at the turn of the century – as Mats plays tenor and baritone saxes, alongside Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Paal Nilssen Love on drums! The core trio would go onto greatness in years to come, and this is one of their key early statements – with titles that include versions of Don Cherry's "The Thing", Ornette Coleman's "Kathelin Gray", and Frank Lowe's "For Real" – plus the tracks "To Bring You My Love", "Going Home", and "Old Eyes". CD

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VariousAtlantic Jazz – Mainstream ... CD
Atlantic, 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
Includes tacks by Ray Charles, Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins & Milt Jackson, Art Farmer, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and the Clarke-Boland Big Band. CD

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VariousCountry Blues Classics Vol 3 ... LP
Blues Classics, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Includes work by Lonnie Coleman, Robert Lockwood, Wright Holmes, The Delta Boys, Barbecue Bob, Walter Roland, Willie McTell, Kid Stormy Weather, Casey Bill, Harmonica Frank, Memphis Minnie, Black Boy Shine, and Son Bonds. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWheedle's Groove – Kearney Barton ... CD
Light In The Attic, 2009. New Copy Gatefold ... $6.99 14.99
Seattle funk & soul in superbly classic form – and it's all new recordings – featuring a roster of first wave Seattle scene figures and engineered by the the legendary Kearney Barton! All the cuts were recorded in 2008 at Audio Recording, where it all went down in the first place, as chronicled on Light In The Attic's excellent Wheedle's Groove compilation – and this all new set features many of the players from the mid 60s through early 70s Emerald City scene, working as an all star band on funky originals and covers! It's incredible stuff, from the Hammond B3 & Moog funk instrumental "Babyback", to a gospel funk take on "Jesus Christ Pose" featuring Pastor Pat Wright (aka Northern Soul legend Patrinell Staten) and the Total Experience Gospel Choir, to the gritty soul of "HOE" featuring Ural Thomas on vocals and backing by the Muscle Shoals Horns, an anthemic spacey keyboard workout on Marc Moulin's "Humpty Dumpty" and much more. Producer Dynomite D does a wonderful job of putting the pieces together, and the players include members of Black On White Affair, Cookin' Bag, Cold Bold and Together, with Overton Berry on piano, keyboard maestros Ron Buford and Greg Davison, drummers Robbie Hill and John Lee Rodde, vocalists Ural Thomas and Broham (Larry Hammond, Leonard Hammond & Curtis Hammond Jr), guitarists Johnny Horn, Herman Brown and Coleman Brown, bass player Bob Lovelace and others. Other tracks include "Sea Of Glass", "Fools Gold", "Everything Good Is Bad", "Rainy Sea" and "Baddest". CD

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✨✧ Lou Bennett QuartetEnfin! ... CD
BMG (France), 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heck of a Hammond set – and from Europe, no less! Lou Bennett was a visionary player from the US who recorded some of his best work in the French scene of the 60s – grooving in a mode that was clearly inspired by Jimmy Smith, but which also showed some of the talent for pushing the Hammond past its boundaries – as would show up more heavily in the work of Larry Young. Like Young, Bennett displays an early affinity for the work of Coltrane – apparent here from the album's leadoff take on Trane's jaunty "Moment's Notice". Other tracks on the set are equally striking – and include versions of Ornette Coleman's "Jane" and JJ Johnson's "JJ" – as well as 2 great originals by Rene Thomas, who plays guitar in the quartet – "I Remember Sonny" and "Indicatif" – plus Bennett's own "Enfin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny HartmanToday/I've Been There ... CD
Collectables, 1972/1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although not as classic as his "classic" recordings, these two albums recorded for Perception in the early 70s prove that Johnny was capable of stretching his bag, and not just a play-it-safe interpreter of syrupy ballads. Like a lot of the jazz recordings on Perception at the time (by the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Shirley Horn), this set's got an edge you wouldn't expect – with some very hip arrangements overall that really sound great – performed on the first album by a quartet that includes George Coleman on tenor and Herman Foster on piano, and on the second album by a group with Ken Ascher on keyboards and Jimmy Heath on tenor and flute. The set features interpretations of material that range from brilliant, to daring but off-track – and titles include "Sunday Sun", "Feelin' Groovy", "I've Got To Be Me", "Didn't We", "Summer Wind", and "Betcha By Golly Wow". CD
(Out of print. Small cutout hole through case and artwork.)

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✨✧ McKinney's Cotton PickersMcKinney's Cotton Pickers 1928 to 1931 ... CD
Giants Of Jazz (Italy), Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Don Redman, Todd Rhodes, John Nesbitt, Claude Jones, George Thomas, Lonnie Johnson, Benny Carter, Fats Waller, Rex Stewart, James P Johnson, Coleman Hawkins, Sidney De Paris & Quentin Jackson. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusSomething Like A Bird ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the last albums Charles Mingus ever gave us – before departing this planet way way too soon! The set shows the increasing sophistication of Mingus' music in these later years – a mode that almost echoes the path that Duke Ellington would take in his final decade – a move towards some larger-form material that still holds onto all the raw energy of the early days, but finds a way to not only bridge larger musical ideas – but musical generations as well! As part of this, the set's got a wonderful lineup – with Lee Konitz on alto, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, George Coleman on tenor, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums – and titles include the long title track, "Something Like A Bird", split up over 2 sides of the LP, plus "Farewell Farwell". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Music CompanyRubber Soul Jazz ... CD
Mirwood/BGP (UK), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest takes on The Beatles we've ever heard – served up by a hip group of LA players led by pianist Don Randi! The style here is very hard and percussive – more soulful and swinging than the original tunes on the Rubber Soul album, and often done with a tightly vamping set of rhythms that are halfway between instrumental soul and early funk! The rest of the players include the Hal Blain and John Clauder on drums, Julius Wechter on percussion, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, Gary Coleman on vibes, and Hal Gordon on congas – all coming together in a soulful blend that really transforms these tunes. The overall feel is a bit like other piano-heavy soul jazz groovers from the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the work of the Harold Johnson Sextet – and Randi's piano is recorded way upfront in the mix, really dominating the tunes with a strongly rhythmic quality. Titles include "Norwegian Wood", "It's Only Love", "Run For Your Life", ""Think For Yourself", "You Won't See Me", "The Word", and "I'm Looking Through You". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWorktime! (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Prestige, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If worktime was like this for us, you'd catch us showing up on the job early every day – but sadly, nothing at our office can match the brilliance of early Sonny Rollins here – a sharp-edged genius that perfectly illustrates why he was one of the greatest players on his horn for many decades running! There's a depth of tone on the record that rivals Coleman Hawkins or Lester Young – but a quickness of pace and imagination that shows a clear influence from Charlie Parker, and a deftness that few were bringing to the tenor at the time. The rhythm section here is super tight – and features Ray Bryant on piano, George Morrow on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all supporting Rollins' bold lead with lines that bristle with electricity, but still often fall back to let the sound of the tenor envelop the whole group. Tracks are longish, and titles include "Raincheck", "There Are Such Things", "Paradox", and "It's All Right With Me". CD
(Out of print 20 bit master.)

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✨✧ Shirley ScottLean On Me ... LP
Cadet, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little Shirley Scott album – perhaps her best for Cadet! Unlike the others, which have a complicated set of arrangements, this one has a stripped-down jazz funk feel that reminds us a lot of the classic early 70s groovers on Prestige Records. Shirley plays some very nice lines on the organ, over tight drums from Idris Muhammad that hit that tasty breakbeat sound on the best cuts! The standout numbers are the album's versions of "Lean On Me" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", both strong sample tracks with nice drums. The rest of the group includes George Coleman, Roland Prince, and J. Daniel Turner – and tracks include Carla's Dance", "Funky Blues", and "Royal Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and two cutout holes.)

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✨✧ VariousHead Jazz ... CD
Label M/Atlantic, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stoned-out batch of funky jazz tracks from the Atlantic catalog of the 60s and early 70s – 13 funky and trippy tunes that sound wonderful together! Some tracks are straight and funky, others have a bit of a goofy edge, and others have an expanded consciousness that fits well with the Head Jazz theme! Titles include "Equinox" by Hubert Laws, "Let's Gather" by Les McCann, "Silver Cycles" by Eddie Harris, "The Lovers" by Les McCann, "In A Little Spanish Town" by Yusef Lateef, "Lover's Lament" by Hank Crawford, "Island Cry" by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "Catbird Seat" by Mitchell-Ruff Trio, "Soul Of A Village (part 2)" by Joe Zawinul, "Ramblin" by Ornette Coleman, "Day By Day" by Jimmy Scott, and "This Old Building" by Yusef Lateef. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Albert Ayler with Don CherryEuropean Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited ... CD
Hat Art/Ezz-Thetics (Switzerland), 1964. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge 2CD set – one that features important European work that saxophonist Albert Ayler recorded with trumpeter Don Cherry! CD1 brings together six tracks from Albert Ayler's Hilversum Radio sessions from 1964 – plus an additional three tracks recorded in Denmark a few months earlier! The first six titles are a famous performance by a famous group set loose on a European tour in 1964 – Ayler on tenor, Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on bass, and Sunny Murry on drums – recorded in The Netherlands for a small audience in a Dutch radio studio! The setting is a wonderful one – a mix of the live freedoms that would really let Ayler stretch out – especially when playing overseas – but recorded with the clarity of some of his studio albums for ESP – that sharp-edged sound that really highlights the groundbreaking style of his playing! The rest of the group here is equally great, and Murray is completely freed up from rhythm at points, to fly beautifully with the rest – on titles that include "Angels", "CAC", "Infant Happiness", "Ghosts", and "No Name". The same group performs on the final three tracks – recorded in Copenhagen for Danish Radio, with an equally great level of clarity – on "Saints", "Spirits", and "Vibrations". The interplay between Ayler and Cherry is especially great – echoing the latter's material with Ornette Coleman, but with a different sort of edge! CD2 features amazing live material from 1964 – work that was recorded at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, right around the same time that Albert Ayler recorded his album for Debut Records – and a set that has his quartet in even more firey formation overall! The tracks are long, and Ayler is completely unbridled – at a level that really shows not only how much of a leader he was to the American avant underground, but what an inspiration he was to the European free scene too – who could only help but take a big cue from his work here on tenor! The group also features equally wonderful work from Don Cherry on cornet – sounding quite different than when with Ornette Coleman – plus bass from Gary Peacock, whose dark tones really set the mood – and drums from Sunny Murray, who is also at an explosive point in his career. The material is remastered wonderfully, with permission from Albert Ayler's estate – and titles include "Mothers", "Saints", "Vibrations", Spirits", "Children", and a shorter "Spirits". CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusThree Or Four Shades Of Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The three or four shades of the blues here are all pretty darn deep – as Charles Mingus is returning to the soulful gospel-influenced mode he swung big in the early 60s! The record's something of a later predecessor of the classics Blues & Roots for Atlantic and Mingus (x5) for Impulse – and the style is slightly less dramatic, but still quite steeped in soulful explorations that feature plenty of notes from the bluer side of the spectrum! Players include George Coleman and Ricky Ford on tenor, Jack Walrath on trumpet, and Larry Coryell on guitar – and titles include new takes on "Better Git Hit In Your Soul" and "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" – plus"Nobody Knows", "Noddin Ya Head Blues", and "Three Or Four Shades Of Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Freda PayneAfter The Lights Go Down Low ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An early gem from singer Freda Payne – recorded back in the days when she was a jazz vocalist, years before her famous hits as a soul artist in the early 70s! The album's a darkly-tinged session with arrangements by Manny Albam – done in the late nite mode that you'd expect from the title, and featuring the kind of sad songs that you'd hear on an album from the time by Lorez Alexandria. The highlight of the album is a great vocal reading of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" – and other tracks include "Out Of This World", "Sweet September", "Blue Piano", and "After The Lights Go Down Low". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two small cutout holes.)

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✨✧ Young-Holt Unlimited/Slide HamptonOh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1961/1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
A strange pairing – but both albums are fantastic! Oh Girl is one of the best albums ever by the Young-Holt funky group. It's got a sweet electric sound that's different than their Brunswick releases, and it features a very dope 70s funky groove that rolls along nicely, and which features more than a few sample tracks. Bobby Lyle and Richard Tee make appearances on the record, and tracks include "Yes We Can Can", "Rubber Lips", "Oh Girl", "Food Stamps", and the massive "Bumpin On Young Street". Something Sanctified is of much earlier vintage, and features some hard-wailing arrangements by the most soulful trombonist we've ever heard! Some of the hardest swingin' stuff ever recorded by a band led by a trombone player. The album features great hardbop material played by a firey octet that includes Hobart Dotson, George Coleman, Larry Ridley, Charles Greenlee, and Richard Williams. Cuts include "El Sino", "Ow", "Milestones", and the stormin' title cut. Great stuff, and two soul jazz classics from 2 different ends of the 60s! CD

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✨✧ VariousGroove Diggers – Mellow & Emotional – Give You What You Want (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Underground soul that goes deeper than most – a collection of some of the hippest tracks from the excellent Groove Diggers reissue series from Japan – a treasure trove of under-discovered indie soul albums from the American scene of the 70s! These tracks are funky, but aren't straight funk overall – and they're often upbeat, but aren't the usual disco and club rarities – instead, they're tight tracks by groups working deep in the underground, but who really know how to craft a great tune – the sort of music you might normally hear from bigger names like Curtis Mayfield or Roy Ayers, but much more obscure overall, given the limited, often local release of the original albums. Some tracks have been favorites in the rare groove scene for years, others are much lesser-known – and the CD features 17 tracks that include "It Ain't Fair" by Tomorrow's People, "I Was Born To Love You" by Timeless Legend", "Anything" by Touch Of Class, "Twenty Four Hours A Day" by Messengers Incorporated, "My Girl Friday" by Lil Albert, "Everything I Want I See In You" by JR Bailey, "All I've Got To Give" by Lemuria, "In My Life" by Matthew Larkin Cassell, "If We Took The Time" by Ted Coleman, "Let's Get It Back Together" by Piranha, "Nothing Can Stop My Loving You" by 1619 Badass Band, "You Can't Turn Me Away" by Sylvia Striplin, "Why Don't We Fall In Love" by John Valenti, "Phalene" by Placebo, and "Here I Go" by Harris & Orr. CD
(Part of the great Groove Diggers series!)

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✨✧ VariousLive At The WC Handy Blues Awards Vol 1 ... CD
Tone Cool/Artemis, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Joe Louis Walker, Luther Allison with the Memphis Horns, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Rufus Thomas with Bonnie Raitt, Deborah Coleman & Bernard Allison, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Susan Tedeschi, Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band, Bobby Rush & Bonnie Raitt. CD

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✨✧ Don CherryCherry Jam (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Gearbox, 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Never-issued work from Don Cherry – and a really key piece of the puzzle in the career of this legendary trumpeter! The recordings were done for Swedish Radio, with great fidelity – more than just live tracks captured in a club, and instead some really thoughtful material that marks an early pairing of Cherry's talents with the Swedish scene that he would soon call home! Don plays cornet, and the music is maybe a bit inside compared to some of his later Swedish experiments – but still pretty amazing, and a great bridge from his work with Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins. Players include Mogens Bollerup on tenor, Atli Bjorn on piano, Benny Nielsen on bass, and Simon Koppel on drums – and titles include the Cherry originals "Priceless", "Nigeria", and "The Ambassador From Greenland" – plus a reading of "You Took Advantage Of Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing – plays at 45rpm for extra sonic power!)

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Revelation Records 1959 to 1962 ... CD
Narroway, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of gospel from the New York scene – all recorded for the Revelation Records imprint – a partner label to Bobby Robinson's legendary Fire & Fury labels! Given Robinson's strong ear for early soul, R&B, and blues, there's a lot of rootsy power in these recordings – a way of producing both the vocals and instrumental passages in styles that definitely showcase Revelation's importance during these key birth of soul years – with lots of modes that would end up in secular soul a few years later! The CD's overflowing with gems that are sure to please both soul and gospel fans – 27 tracks that include "Guide Me" by The Soul Finders, "Sinner Like Me" by Christine Clark, "I Want To Go Home" by Drexall Singers, "If I Live Right" by Five Singing Stars, "Prodigal Son" by Mighty Gians, "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow" by Dr Coleman & Her Gospel Singers, "Pick Up Your Bed" by Twilight Gospel Singers, and "I've Got A Home" by Holy Wonders. CD

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✨✧ VariousUnderground London – The Art Music & Free Jazz That Inspired A Cultural Revolution (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A really great collection of work that sets the scene for the London Underground of the 60s – that heady cultural scene that was about to burst forth and shower the world with a huge range of new music that would influence listeners for decades to come! This package isn't that music – in that most of the artists here are American, mixed with contributions from a few key Brit talents too – and the whole thing works together to showcase the sorts of sounds that were a bit inspiration on the generation that would then inspire many others to come – a mad mix of modern jazz, electronic music, avant classical, groovy vocal, and even some compelling beat/poetry recordings too – all packaged together in an overstuffed 3CD set that makes for a hell of a journey in music! Artists include Ornette Coleman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Charles Mingus, Daphne Oram, Modern Jazz Quartet, Aldous Huxley, Cecil Taylor, John Cage, Eric Dolphy, Annie Ross, Sun Ra, Gyorgy Ligeti, Allen Ginsberg, Jimmy Smith, Luciano Berio, John Coltrane, Chico Hamilton, Alexis Korner, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Albert Ayler, Joe Harriott, and many others. CD

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Coleman HawkinsBody & Soul ... CD
Bluebird/BMG, Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. Used ... $2.99
With 19 tracks including "Fine Dinner", "She's Funny That Way", "Say It Isn't So", "Sheik Of Araby", "Angel Face", "Body & Soul", "Bouncing With Bean", and "Bean Stalks Again". CD

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Coleman HawkinsBody & Soul ... CD
Past Perfect (Germany), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $3.99
With Joe Guy, William Oscar Smith, Tommy Lindsay, Benny Carter, John Kirby, Art Tatum, Al Cassey, Oscar Petiford, Shelly Mann, Buck Clayton & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins With Red Garland Trio ... CD
Prestige/Swingville/OJC, 1959. Used ... $9.99
Exellent late work by Hawk – way darker than you'd guess! The set features Coleman Hawkins as the main soloist with the Red Garland trio, and it's got a very open-ended session that has him blowing tones and phrases that you'd never hear on his earlier albums – moody, angular, and surprisingly modern at times – clearly picking up a bit of inspiration from his time with Monk and some of the younger players of the period. The record's also got a slightly gutbuckety quality that's more deeply soulful than the usual Red Garland outing – and titles include the great long track "Bean's Blues", plus "Blues For Ron", "Red Beans", and "It's A Blue World". CD

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Coleman HawkinsHawk Flies High (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Riverside/Mobile Fidelity, 1957. Sealed ... $99.99
A key album in the reintroduction of Coleman Hawkins in the late 50s – recorded in a style that still bears a lot of traces of earlier years, but at a time when Hawk was being claimed as a key influence by a variety of younger modernists! The set's got a sense of freedom that's really surprising – especially on the longer numbers, which unfold with some playful instrumental twists that seem to come especially from trumpeter Idrees Sulieman and trombonist JJ Johnson – both of whom are great on the record. Other players include Hank Jones on piano, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Oscar Pettiford on bass – and titles include "Juicy Fruit", "Think Deep", "Blue Lights", "Sanctity", and "Chant". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition, still sealed.)

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Coleman HawkinsHawk Relaxes (RVG remaster series) ... CD
Prestige, 1961. Used ... $5.99
The Hawk Relaxes, but never lets himself go – and a set like this is a great illustration of the gentle genius that made so many later Coleman Hawkins records so great! The relaxed setting for this record is a perfect setting for Hawkins to open up and stretch out – working his tenor with a sound that has surprising modern edges, and unusual twists and turns, yet still all the careful economy of his better-known classic sides. There's a command of the instrument here that few other aging players ever seemed to muster – always a sense of new discovery and invention that marks the work strongly, even at a time when Hawkins could have been sitting on his laurels, playing the same old tune! Titles are all standards, but don't let that fool you – because there's plenty of magic in Coleman's versions of "Moonglow", "Just A Gigolo", "Speak Low", "When Day Is Done", and "I'll Never Be The Same". Oh, and we almost forgot – just because we're so focused on Hawkins – the other players include Ronnell Bright on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums – making a surprising early appearance here! CD

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Coleman HawkinsTimeless Jazz ... LP
Jazztone, 1954. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Obscure recordings that Hawk did for the Jazztone label in the mid 50s – sides that were not well packaged at the time, and often get confused with other work recorded for different labels. The tracks capture Hawkins at a wonderful period in his career – almost lost between eras, but playing with a sound and tone that demand immediate attention – and which have a timeless quality that we love even more than his earlier work. There's some slight touches of the modern edge that Hawk would pick up more at the end of the 50s – but mostly, the dominant approach is one that features lush and soulful tenor work – almost perfect, with nary a note out of place! Players include Billy Taylor, Milt Hinton, and Joe Jones on the core group – plus Emmett Berry and Eddie Bert – and titles include "Blue Love", "If I Had You", "Get Happy", "Just You Just Me", "Cheek To Cheek", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing in the red cover.)

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Coleman HawkinsTwo Sides Of Coleman Hawkins ... LP
Phoenix10, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With Tommy Flanagan on piano, Major Holly on bass, and Eddie Locke on drums, on side one, and with Charles Shavers on trumpet, Ray Bryant on piano, Tiny Grimes on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums on side two. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has some ring & edge wear, an index label with clear tape on the spine, and initials in marker on back.)

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Coleman Hawkins & Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A classic set in the best Verve Records mode – as these two mature giants of the tenor sax get lots of room to open up and solo with a great rhythm section at the core! Both Hawkins and Webster have a fantastic sense of tone and timing – and the space of the record really lets you hear the charms of both in equal measure – with backing from Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't "encountering" each other in too close of quarters, with space to express themselves freely – and titles include "Blues For Yolande", "Rosita", "Shine On Harvest Moon", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2532. Cover has a cutout notch, an index label with clear tape on the spine, and initials in marker on back.)

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Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Benny CarterThree Great Swing Saxophones ... LP
RCA/Bluebird, Late 20s/1930s/Early 40s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Includes early recordings by Hawkins, Webster, and Carter with Mound City Blue Blowers, Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, Bennie Moten Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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Joachim KuhnMelodic Ornette Coleman – Piano Works 13 (180 gram pressing – with bonus track & download) ... LP
Act (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 29.99
One of the best albums we've heard from pianist Joachim Kuhn in years – a really thoughtful solo piano take on the music of Ornette Coleman – and one that definitely lives up to the "melodic" promise of the title! Kuhn's never totally straight ahead – and lord knows, Ornette never was either – but he approaches the songs here in this really beautiful way, by unlocking melodies and more sensitive moments that are sometimes lost in more iconic performances – many of which never included any piano at all in the instrumentation. Joachim's got all the edges of early years, but the slight current of sentiment is really a revelation – for both him and Ornette as well – on titles that include "Songworld", "Physical Chemistry", "Tears That Cry", "Somewhere", "She & He Is Who Fenn Love", "Love Is Not Generous Sex Belongs To Woman", "Food Stamps On The Moon", and "Immoriscible Most Capable Of Being". Also features a bonus track – the Kuhn composition "Dedication To Ornette/The End Of The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Melodic Ornette Coleman – Piano Works 13 (with bonus track) ... CD 12.99

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Joachim KuhnMelodic Ornette Coleman – Piano Works 13 (with bonus track) ... CD
Act (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 23.99
One of the best albums we've heard from pianist Joachim Kuhn in years – a really thoughtful solo piano take on the music of Ornette Coleman – and one that definitely lives up to the "melodic" promise of the title! Kuhn's never totally straight ahead – and lord knows, Ornette never was either – but he approaches the songs here in this really beautiful way, by unlocking melodies and more sensitive moments that are sometimes lost in more iconic performances – many of which never included any piano at all in the instrumentation. Joachim's got all the edges of early years, but the slight current of sentiment is really a revelation – for both him and Ornette as well – on titles that include "Songworld", "Physical Chemistry", "Tears That Cry", "Somewhere", "She & He Is Who Fenn Love", "Love Is Not Generous Sex Belongs To Woman", "Food Stamps On The Moon", and "Immoriscible Most Capable Of Being". CD features a bonus track – the Kuhn composition "Dedication To Ornette/The End Of The World". CD
Also available Melodic Ornette Coleman – Piano Works 13 (180 gram pressing – with bonus track & download) ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsGenius Of Coleman Hawkins ... LP
Verve, 1957. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not a best-of, as you might guess from the title – but a really special set of late work from Hawkins – shorter numbers, but played with plenty of flair with a small combo that also includes Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, Herb Ellis on guitar, and Alvin Stoller on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s German pressing. Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsToday & Now ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful record – but that's no surprise, since most of the later work of Coleman Hawkins tends to be great! The setting is quite laidback – and Hawkins' time-weathered tenor is placed in a perfect setting with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Major Holley on bass, and Eddie Locke on drums. The set list is spare, with simple quartet arrangements – but Hawk's solos are mindblowingly perfect, and with a great edge that you won't find in his earlier recordings. It's hard to describe what we're talking about –but the more and more we listen to his later records, the more we realize what a genius he was! Includes the tracks "Don't' Love Me", "Quintessence", "Go Lil Liza", and "Swingin' Scotch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins & His Orchestra 1954 ... LP
Jazztone/Musidisc (France), 1954. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of the obscure recordings that Hawk did for the Jazztone label in the mid 50s – sides that were not well packaged at the time, and often get confused with other work recorded for different labels. The tracks capture Hawkins at a wonderful period in his career – almost lost between eras, but playing with a sound and tone that demand immediate attention – and which have a timeless quality that we love even more than his earlier work. There's some slight touches of the modern edge that Hawk would pick up more at the end of the 50s – but mostly, the dominant approach is one that features lush and soulful tenor work – almost perfect, with nary a note out of place! Players include Billy Taylor, Milt Hinton, and Joe Jones on the core group – plus Emmett Berry and Eddie Bert on about half of the album. Titles include "Blue Lou", "If I Had You", "Get Happy", "Just You Just Me", "Cheek To Cheek", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label and clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsToday & Now (180 gram 2LP 45rpm) ... LP
Impulse/Analogue Productions, 1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful record – but that's no surprise, since most of the later work of Coleman Hawkins tends to be great! The setting is quite laidback – and Hawkins' time-weathered tenor is placed in a perfect setting with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Major Holley on bass, and Eddie Locke on drums. The set list is spare, with simple quartet arrangements – but Hawk's solos are mindblowingly perfect, and with a great edge that you won't find in his earlier recordings. It's hard to describe what we're talking about –but the more and more we listen to his later records, the more we realize what a genius he was! Includes the tracks "Don't' Love Me", "Quintessence", "Go Lil Liza", and "Swingin' Scotch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition #0805.)

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✨✧ Abbey LincolnStraight Ahead (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Candid/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
There's nothing Straight Ahead about this record – as the album's one of the first bold statements of modernism from Abbey Lincoln – and the kind of set that builds nicely from the vocal experiments she was doing with Max Roach at the time! The group here is almost one of those largeish Roach ensembles from the Impulse years – an assortment of players that includes Max on drums, Mal Waldron on piano, Eric Dolphy on reeds, Julian Priester on trombone, and Booker Little on trumpet – plus the surprising additions of Walter Benton and Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax! Gone are the sleepy standards of earlier sessions, and in their place is Lincoln's emerging sense of anger, power, and righteous indignation – served up on the original compositions "Retribution", "Straight Ahead", and "In The Red" – plus versions of "Blue Monk", "African Lady", and "Left Alone". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Abbey LincolnStraight Ahead ... CD
Candid (UK), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing Straight Ahead about this record – as the album's one of the first bold statements of modernism from Abbey Lincoln – and the kind of set that builds nicely from the vocal experiments she was doing with Max Roach at the time! The group here is almost one of those largeish Roach ensembles from the Impulse years – an assortment of players that includes Max on drums, Mal Waldron on piano, Eric Dolphy on reeds, Julian Priester on trombone, and Booker Little on trumpet – plus the surprising additions of Walter Benton and Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax! Gone are the sleepy standards of earlier sessions, and in their place is Lincoln's emerging sense of anger, power, and righteous indignation – served up on the original compositions "Retribution", "Straight Ahead", and "In The Red" – plus versions of "Blue Monk", "African Lady", and "Left Alone". CD
 
 
 



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